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Dickie Bird : My Autobiography

Dickie Bird : My Autobiography

Dickie Bird,Mr H D Bird

First published in 1997. The story of the Yorkshire miner's son who became a household name as a Test match umpire. Bird provides views on the game and those involved in it, with behind the scenes accounts and humourous anecdotes. Many serious and constructive points about modern cricket are made.
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Dickie Bird's retirement was an international event shown on TV screens and newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. His idiosyncratic style and infectious humour has endeared him to millions, transcending his sport.

Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner's son, his account follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. As the most respected umpire in the game, Dickie has serious and constructive points to make about modern cricket. He has fearlessly berated fast-bowlers when necessary. He has some sharp comments to make about ball tampering and he has mixed feelings about the introduction of the third umpire. Dickie wanted to go out at the top and he has certainly done so - after standing at 66 Test matches, three World Cup finals and 92 one-day Internationals.

Combining forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and the hilarious stories for which Dickie is so well known, here is the refreshing and enjoyable autobiography of a sporting legend.

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Title - Dickie Bird : My Autobiography

Edition -

Author - Dickie Bird,Mr H D Bird

ISBN 13 - 9780340684580

Imprint - Hodder Paperback

Publisher - Hodder & Stoughton

Date Published - 17/09/1998

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Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 113 x 178 x 33mm

Weight - 294 g

Languages - English